They also mentioned the enzyme for digesting milk,. which is also recent. There is no doubt that I have that gene - I am a big milk drinker, but I have heard that it is mostly Caucasians and Africans who possess it- races with a cattle herding culture. People of Asian descent and I think Mediterranean are more likely to be lactose intolerant. Being able to digest milk was a big survival advantage - a few percent which sounds small, but is enough to change the gene pool in just a few generations.
They are not quite as sure about white skin, but increased UV sensitivity might also help with vitamin D formation during the dark winters of northern Europe.
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